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Excellent Introduction to Larkin.
on 18 January 2013
This very slim volume is a very well presented (poem a page) introduction to Larkin's poetry for those not familiar with his work. The selection of poems is interesting - the familiar and less familiar, ironic, satiric and moribund - an easy read if you have not the thought to spare or are misled by apparent simplicity.
For those, like me, who have read the collected poems and think we may know a little something, Martin Amis' excellent introduction will quickly reassure us that we don't - very informative as well as entertaining.
For only the cost of a bottle of wine, go on and buy it. Or, better still, buy both.